DB Corp Ltd
About us
D B Corp Ltd. is engaged in printing and publication of Newspaper in four languages across 14 states, in Radio Business with "My FM" Radio station in 7 states and 17 cities along with strong web presence in India. Only media house to enjoy leadership at multiple states, in multiple languages and with well diversified readership.'Dainik Bhaskar', the flagship Newspaper brand is established since 1958.
Our Coverage
38% of Indian urban Population resides in D B Corp Market across 14 states with 67 editions and 199 district editions. Our Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar is present in 12 states with 37 editions. Our Gujarati Newspaper Divya Bhaskar is present in Gujarat and Maharashtra with 7 editions. Our Marathi Newspaper Divya Marathi is present in Maharashtra with 7 editions. We also have presence in Business Daily ( Business Bhaskar) and English Daily through franchisee model of DNA.
Consistency & Growth
  • 14 States

  • 67 editions

  • 4 Languages

  • Readership 19.8 MN
  • Only language paper in India having installed high techno quality KBA machines from Germany capable of printing 72 pages all color with 255000 copies per hour
  • 50 state of art printing plant spread across 14 states
  • 25 Premium editions in various state with full color capacity
  • Overall color printing capability of 83.77% across all plants
Dainik Bhaskar
  • More than 50 year old flagship Hindi newspaper of Dainik Bhaskar Group
  • Only Hindi newspaper to have clear leadership in all its major markets with well diversified readership across various states
  • Spread in 12 states with 37 editions and 163 district editions
Divya Bhaskar
  • Became No.1 from Day 1 of it's launch in June 2003, out placing more than 50 year old local Gujarati newspaper in Ahmedabad city and became a case study at IIM Ahmedabad
  • Largest circulated Gujarati newspaper (certified by ABC)
  • Present in Gujarat and Mumbai with 7 editions and 28 district editions
Divya Marathi
  • D B Corp Ltd has begun its journey in Maharashtra with the launch of Marathi language newspaper Divya Marathi newspaper in Amravati , Maharashtra on 11th August, 2013.
  • The newspaper has emerged as the most popular paper in the city from day 1 of its launch.
  • Present in 1 state with 7 editions , Aurangabad, Nashik, Jalgaon , Ahmednagar, Solapur, Akola and Amravati.
  • Launched in 2006, now present at 17 stations in 7 states
  • Strong Competitive advantage because of knowledge of consumers & advertisers due to presence of our newspapers in these markets
  • Radio business achieved EBIDTA margin of 37% in FY 2012-13. It has attained PAT of 112.2 mn with margin of 17% in short period of 4 years time.
  • Aha Zindagi: Aha Zindagi is the new age family magazine on Positive Living , itís content revolves around body, mind and soul.
  • Bal Bhaskar: Magazine is a hit amongst the kids
  • Lakshya: Career and Professional Grooming monthly
  • Young Bhaskar: Fortnightly 40 page issue packed with information and inspiration
TAJ Initiative
I Media Corp Ltd (IMCL), a subsidiary of DB Corp Ltd which is providing integrated and mobile interactive services, was appointed the exclusive media and marketing partners of the N7W (new 7 wonders of the world) campaign in India. IMCL maintains web portal in the name of Bhaskar.com, divyabhaskar.co.in, Indiainfo.com with almost 1.6 Mns pageviews daily.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Ramesh Chandra Agarwal, Chairman, DBCL received Rajiv Gandhi Award 2009 for Lifetime achievement in the field of Journalism.

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1) What is DB Corp's area of operations?

DB Corp Ltd. (DBCL), commenced its present business operations in 2005, today it is the largest Print Media group of India with Pan India Presence in 14 states, also in FM Radio with presence in 7 states with 17 stations and, in Digital Media with website in four languages, www.dainikbhaskar.com, www.divyabhaskar.com, www.divyamarathi.com & www.dailybhaskar.com. The Group has soared to the top of the print media industry in India with its flagship Hindi daily, Dainik Bhaskar (One of the largest read Newspaper), the Gujarati frontrunner, Divya Bhaskar and Marathi newspaper, Divya Marathi. These three along with Saurashtra Samachar have a combined average daily readership of 19.8 million readers (Source: IRS Qtr 4, 2012).

Overall we are publishing 8 newspapers, with 67 newspaper editions and 199 sub editions in four languages (Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and English) in 14 most growing states of India.

While Dainik Bhaskar has a big presence in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Haryana, New Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand & Jammu, Divya Bhaskar has its presence in Gujarat and Maharashtra and Divya Marathi has its presence in Maharashtra.

D B Corp Limited recently extended its presence to 14th state with launch of its 67th edition of Dainik Bhaskar newspaper from Patna , Bihar on 19th January, 2014 . Beside, in last 2 Years DB Corp has launched 6 more editions from Nasik, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Solapur, Akola and Amravati of its Marathi newspaper Divya Marathi, increasing its strength to 7 editions in Maharashtra.

2) What is DBCL's revenue and profits for recently concluded quarter ?

As per Indian GAAP (Rs Mn)
Q3 FY14 Total Revenue 5254
Q3 FY14 Net Profit 945
Q3 FY13 Total Revenue 4429
Q3 FY13 Net profit 706
FY 2012-13 Total Revenue 16137
FY2012-13 Net profit 2181

3) What is D B Corp Ltd. 7 year revenue and profit CAGR YTD March 12 (Annualized Basis)?

As per Indian GAAP
Advertisement Revenue 19.2%
Total Revenue 17.1%
Net Profit 28.8%

4) Does the company have debt in its Balance Sheet?

DB Corp Ltd. has Gross Secured Term Debt of Rs. 1125 MN, Its Debt Equity ratio as on 31st Dec 2013 stands at 0.1, which means, almost debt free status for a growing concern, due to strong cash generation. The net Debt is Rs. (107) MN.

5) What is the credit rating of the company?

The credit rating of Company for Secured Long Term Debt is AA+ and for Short Term Debt is A1+, as awarded by Credit Analysis and Research Limited (CARE)

6) Number of states where DB Corp Ltd. is present along with number of Editions?

D B Corp Ltd. is present in 14 states with Pan India Presence, having 67 Editions and 199 Sub-Editions.

7) What is the address of registered office of D B Corp Ltd.?

The registered office address of D B Corp Ltd. is as below

D B Corp Ltd.
Registered office:

Plot No. 280, Sarkhej Gandhinagar Highway,
Near YMCA Club, Makarba, Ahmedabad - 380051
Tel: +91 79 3988 8850; Fax: +91 79 3981 4001,
Website: www.bhaskarnet.com

8) In which stock exchanges are D B Corp Ltd. shares listed and what are the codes?

DB Corp Ltd. equity shares are listed on BSE and NSE in India. (NSE - DBCORP, BSE - 533151)

9) Where can I obtain information on D B Corp Ltd. financial results?

D B Corp Ltd. Quarterly and annual financial results can be accessed at www.bhaskarnet.com

10) Where can I obtain details on DB Corp Ltd. stockholders?

D B Corp Ltd. stockholder details are provided at www.bhaskarnet.com as well as from registrar details mentioned below

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Plot No. 17 to 24, Vithalrao Nagar,
Madhapur, Hyderabad - 500081.
Tel: 1 - 800 - 3454001 Fax: + 91 40 2342 0814
Contact Person: Mr. U. S. Singh
SEBI Registration No.: INR 000000221




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